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Do You Know The Difference Between Structural And Nonstructural Steel?

February 15, 2021 197 Views

Have you heard of Sears Tower, the Empire State Building, or the Chrysler Building? Did you know that they have something in common? What they have in common is the material they are all built from. Steel is what it’s called. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was built, the first steel building. That … Continue reading “Do You Know The Difference Between Structural And Nonstructural Steel?”

Four Reasons To Select Stainless Steel For Your Kitchen.

January 30, 2021 889 Views

Stainless steel is fantastic; it is it is the king of the construction industry. To make it, you add ten to twenty percent of chromium to an alloy mixture. You may be wondering, why stainless steel is so awesome?. Well, stainless steel has all the greatness of regular steel minus the faults of conventional steel. … Continue reading “Four Reasons To Select Stainless Steel For Your Kitchen.”

From The Impure Haematite To Steel – How Steel Is Produced?

January 15, 2021 579 Views

Steel, a fantastic metal structure, requires a lot of effort and resources to produce. However, like anything good in this world, steel is undoubtedly worth the effort so let’s take a look at how steel is produced! From Haematite To Iron: After harvesting iron ore(haematite) from the mines, crude iron goes to the blast furnace. … Continue reading “From The Impure Haematite To Steel – How Steel Is Produced?”

Uses Of Steel Pipes And It’s Advantages

December 30, 2020 716 Views

Many ancient civilizations used pipes for irrigation and sewerage systems. Eventually, as society progressed and prospered, materials used to make pipes evolved, and piping demand increased. At first, humans used wood like bamboo to construct pipes. However, fast forward to the current era, steel is the crowned leader of the piping industry. Although many types … Continue reading “Uses Of Steel Pipes And It’s Advantages”

The Four Types Of Steel Used In The Construction Industry.

December 15, 2020 580 Views

What’s an indicator of economic progress? Steel? Yes! The amount of steel production in a country says a lot about its progress and development. Why is that? Well, many things around us are constructed from steel. However, the steel that makes the stuff around us is not the same. The steel used to make fences … Continue reading “The Four Types Of Steel Used In The Construction Industry.”

Galvanized Steel – A General Introduction And Its Domestic Use.

November 29, 2020 877 Views

Who likes a rusty iron nail? Well, no one. Rust not only makes a metal structure look aesthetically unpleasing, but it also undermines the strength of a metallic frame. In our battle against rust, we have many tricks up our sleeves. One such weapon in our arsenal is a process called galvanizing. What is galvanizing, … Continue reading “Galvanized Steel – A General Introduction And Its Domestic Use.”

R-Panels- Everything You Need To Know About them | Fort Bend Steel

November 15, 2020 172 Views

R-metal panel, often known as a ribbed metal panel, is a thirty-six inch wide sheet. A single sheet has four prominent ridges, with each ridge about twelve inches apart. In addition, there are six smaller mounds, about four inches apart. Panels are installed with external fasteners, which provide a firm grip to the roof’s structural … Continue reading “R-Panels- Everything You Need To Know About them | Fort Bend Steel”

The use of steel vs. wood in rectangular and square tubing fences

October 30, 2020 2062 Views

If we look at the old pictures of fences at the farms, backyards, or gardens, they were made out of wood or vinyl materials and had wires and cables around it to fix and give them strength. However, the scenario has changed today; things are better and modified to suit the current needs, and the … Continue reading “The use of steel vs. wood in rectangular and square tubing fences”

Choosing a 1/2 inch rebar vs. other sizes for construction

October 15, 2020 2002 Views

When visiting a construction site, we often see lots of steel components scattered at all corners. All are essential and have their uses, giving strength to the construction. Rebar has its role in holding the concrete firmly. Without its use, the structure will have cracks. Furthermore,  the short bar with ridges gives strength and adds … Continue reading “Choosing a 1/2 inch rebar vs. other sizes for construction”

Carbon Steel Pipe

September 30, 2020 1256 Views

The manufacturing industry and infrastructure rely on the products made out of steel. A carbon steel pipe is a cylindrical tube having various applications. It mostly runs underground, transporting liquids such as oil, water, and gas from the source to the final point. Multiple sizes and lengths of piping are available. Hence the selection is … Continue reading “Carbon Steel Pipe”

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